Thursday, September 18, 2014

My stay at the refurbished Cape Milner Hotel

I arrive after an 18 hour bus ride from Johannesburg.
The last time I was in a seat for that length of time, I was flying to Bangkok.

I was starving and the General Manager organised me a snack...
and a cappuccino.

Part of the reception area.

The area in front of the reception desk.

A corner for quiet contemplation,
or waiting to be collected.

My luxury room.
And product placement 101...
My suitcase stood up to the rigors of bus travel really well

I found these snacks in my room...

The bathroom has both a bath and a shower.

Another view of the room

The view from my front door...

The old and new,
side by side...

A touch of stained glass...

The recently refurbished Glass Lounge.

It has a well stocked bar.

The colours fit in really well.
A relaxing area to "chill" in after a meeting or a conference.
Or just to hang out and have a cocktail.

The dining room

Some of the wines that are available...

And this is where you can work off dinner...

A view of the pool and conference facility

Looking toward Table Mountain
The refurbished deck/pool area
Many thanks to General Manager, Jeremy Flowerday
for making this a very special stay.

I traveled to and from Cape Town with this bus company.

Many thanks to Lance,the owner of this company,
for not only fetching me from the bus terminus,
but also giving me two days of car hire...
Here are their details, please support when you are next in Cape Town:
Carmania Car Hire
337B Main Road Observatory 7925
Cape Town South Africa
(Opposite the Groote Schuur Hospital
on the M4 (top main road)
Tel: +27 21 4473001
Fax: +27 21 4473009
Mobile: 083 261 9834 / 082 437 5842

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